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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323042/comparison-of-intravaginal-0-5-prasterone-0-3mg-conjugated-estrogens-and-10%C3%AE-g-estradiol-on-estrogen-related-symptoms-of-vulvovaginal-atrophy
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David F Archer, Fernand Labrie, Marlene Montesino, Céline Martel
The objective is to compare the effect of intravaginal dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA, prasterone), conjugated equine estrogens (CEE) and estradiol (E2) on moderate to severe dyspareunia and/or vaginal dryness. In a review of available data, independent prospective, randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled Phase III 12-week clinical trials involved daily administration of 6.5mg (0.50%) prasterone, daily (21days on/7days off) 0.3mg CEE, twice weekly 0.3mg CEE or 10 μg E2 daily for 2 weeks followed by twice weekly for 10 weeks...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277131/macro-regional-variation-in-attitudes-toward-and-experiences-of-vulvar-and-vaginal-atrophy-among-italian-post-menopausal-women-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-revive-survey-data
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Rossella E Nappi, Martire Particco, Nicoletta Biglia, Angelo Cagnacci, Costantino Di Carlo, Stefano Luisi, Anna Maria Paoletti
Italian participants in the European REVIVE survey reported that vaginal and vulvar atrophy (VVA) impaired various aspects of their lives, notably the ability to enjoy sex. The aim of the present study was to explore regional differences in knowledge, experiences, and treatment of VVA in the Italian REVIVE sample (n = 1000), which was analyzed according to region of residence. While many respondents were unfamiliar with the VVA condition, most could relate their VVA symptoms to the menopause. The rate of diagnosis of VVA was twice as high in Central Italy as in the North-East...
February 21, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275615/cannulation-techniques-for-extracorporeal-life-support
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Evgeny Pavlushkov, Marius Berman, Kamen Valchanov
The article reviews cannulation strategy for different modes of extracorporeal life support. Technical aspects, pitfalls and complications are discussed for central and peripheral extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA, VV, VAV, VVA), biventricular assist device support and extracorporeal CO2 removal.
February 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267367/systematic-indirect-comparison-of-ospemifene-versus-local-estrogens-for-vulvar-and-vaginal-atrophy
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N Bruyniks, N Biglia, S Palacios, A O Mueck
In the absence of a direct head-to-head study, we performed an indirect historical comparison of ospemifene 60 mg (Senshio(®)) vs. local vaginal estrogens in moderate or severe vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA). A literature search was carried out of clinical efficacy/safety trials of local vaginal estrogens in VVA approved in Europe. For efficacy comparison, studies had to be placebo-controlled and of 12 weeks' duration. For safety comparison, studies had to be ≥40 weeks' duration. Efficacy endpoints were the difference between active and placebo in change from baseline to week 12 for symptoms, vaginal pH, and maturation value (MV)...
March 7, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202320/the-women-s-empower-survey-identifying-women-s-perceptions-on-vulvar-and-vaginal-atrophy-and-its-treatment
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Sheryl A Kingsberg, Michael Krychman, Shelli Graham, Brian Bernick, Sebastian Mirkin
INTRODUCTION: Vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA) affects up to two thirds of postmenopausal women, but most symptomatic women do not receive prescription therapy. AIM: To evaluate postmenopausal women's perceptions of VVA and treatment options for symptoms in the Women's EMPOWER survey. METHODS: The Rose Research firm conducted an internet survey of female consumers provided by Lightspeed Global Market Insite. Women at least 45 years of age who reported symptoms of VVA and residing in the United States were recruited...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202319/the-women-s-empower-survey-women-s-knowledge-and-awareness-of-treatment-options-for-vulvar-and-vaginal-atrophy-remains-inadequate
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Michael Krychman, Shelli Graham, Brian Bernick, Sebastian Mirkin, Sheryl A Kingsberg
INTRODUCTION: Postmenopausal women's knowledge about vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA) and available treatment options has historically been inadequate. Recent direct-to-consumer marketing and educational efforts would have been expected to increase awareness and treatment options. AIM: To compare results of the Women's EMPOWER survey with other available VVA surveys to assess progress in women's understanding and approaches to treatment of VVA. METHODS: The Women's EMPOWER survey, an internet-based survey of US women with VVA symptoms, assessed women's awareness of VVA and their behaviors and attitudes associated with symptom treatment...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195995/patient-acceptability-and-satisfaction-with-a-low-dose-solubilized-vaginal-estradiol-softgel-capsule-tx-004hr
#7
Sheryl A Kingsberg, Robin Kroll, Irwin Goldstein, Harvey Kushner, Brian Bernick, Shelli Graham, Sebastian Mirkin, Ginger D Constantine
OBJECTIVE: TX-004HR is an investigational, muco-adhesive, vaginal, softgel capsule containing low-dose, solubilized, 17β-estradiol designed to treat postmenopausal vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA) and improve user experience without an applicator and less mess. METHODS: As part of the 12-week, placebo-controlled, double-blind, phase 3 REJOICE trial evaluating the efficacy/safety of 4-, 10-, and 25-μg TX-004HR in 764 postmenopausal women with VVA, a five-question product survey was administered...
February 13, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122807/the-number-of-chandelier-and-basket-cells-are-differentially-decreased-in-prefrontal-cortex-in-autism
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Jeanelle Ariza, Haille Rogers, Ezzat Hashemi, Stephen C Noctor, Verónica Martínez-Cerdeño
An interneuron alteration has been proposed as a source for the modified balance of excitation / inhibition in the cerebral cortex in autism. We previously demonstrated a decreased number of parvalbumin (PV)-expressing interneurons in prefrontal cortex in autism. PV-expressing interneurons include chandelier (Ch) and basket (Bsk) cells. We asked whether the decreased PV+ interneurons affected both Ch cells and Bsk cells in autism. The lack of single markers to specifically label Ch cells or Bsk cells presented an obstacle for addressing this question...
November 24, 2016: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110670/galnt6-stabilizes-grp78-protein-by-o-glycosylation-and-enhances-its-activity-to-suppress-apoptosis-under-stress-condition
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Jiaying Lin, Suyoun Chung, Koji Ueda, Koichi Matsuda, Yusuke Nakamura, Jae-Hyun Park
We previously reported that overexpression of an O-type glycosyltransferase, GALNT6 (polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 6) played critical roles in mammary carcinogenesis. To further investigate the biological function of GALNT6, we screened a substrate protein(s) of GALNT6 using a VVA (Vicia villosa agglutinin) lectin (specific to GalNAc-Ser/Thr) pull-down method followed by mass spectrometry analysis. Here we report GRP78 (glucose-regulated protein 78, also known as HSPA5, heat shock 70 kDa protein 5), which is highly expressed in cancer cells and indicated to play important roles in various cellular processes including ER (endoplasmic reticulum) stress and autophagy, as a novel substrate of GALNT6...
January 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064523/iranian-postmenopausal-women-s-experiences-of-treatment-of-symptomatic-vulvovaginal-atrophy
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E Fooladi, M Deldar, F Mohammadzadeh, E Ahmadnia, S Khani, Z Ghanbari
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to explore the experiences of Iranian postmenopausal women who sought medical help for their symptomatic vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA). METHODS: Five focus group discussions (FGDs) were conducted. Participants had to be postmenopausal; had bothersome symptoms of VVA for which they came to the clinic; had previously sought medical help for their VVA; and had confirmed physical signs of VVA upon examination by a gynecologist. RESULTS: Twenty-five women, aged 49-60 years participated in the five FGDs...
February 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056209/fractional-co2-laser-from-skin-rejuvenation-to-vulvo-vaginal-reshaping
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Maurizio Filippini, Ester Del Duca, Francesca Negosanti, Diletta Bonciani, Luca Negosanti, Mario Sannino, Giovanni Cannarozzo, Steven Paul Nisticò
BACKGROUND: The CO2 laser has become the gold standard treatment in dermatologic surgery for the treatment of a large number of skin and mucosal lesions. The introduction of the fractional micro-ablative technology represented an integration to the ablative resurfacing technique, reducing the healing time and the side effects. OBJECTIVE: Vaginal rejuvenation performed with this technique is a minimally invasive procedure that stimulates internal tissues of the female lower genital tract to regenerate the mucosa, improving tissue trophism and restoring the correct functionality...
March 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042734/vulvar-and-vaginal-atrophy-as-viewed-by-the-spanish-revive-participants-symptoms-management-and-treatment-perceptions
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S Palacios, M J Cancelo, C Castelo Branco, P Llaneza, F Molero, R Sanchez Borrego
OBJECTIVES: To gain a deeper comprehension of current vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) knowledge among Spanish postmenopausal women. METHODS: An online survey (REVIVE) was conducted in four European countries with an overall sample of 768 participants included in Spain. Perceptions, experiences and needs of Spanish postmenopausal women in terms of sexual and vaginal health were reported. RESULTS: Vaginal dryness was the most common VVA symptom in Spain (81%)...
February 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934828/generation-and-characterisation-of-monoclonal-antibodies-specific-to-avian-influenza-h7n9-haemagglutinin-protein
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A Malik, Vva Mallajosyula, N N Mishra, A P Arukha, R Varadarajan, S K Gupta
INTRODUCTION: Emerging virulent strains of influenza virus pose a serious public health threat with potential pandemic consequences. A novel avian influenza virus, H7N9, breached the species barrier from infected domestic poultry to humans in 2013 in China. Since then, it has caused numerous infections in humans with a close contact to poultry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we describe the preliminary characterisation of five murine monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) developed against recombinant haemagglutinin (rHA) protein of avian H7N9 A/Anhui/1/2013 virus by their Western blot and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) reactivity and binding affinity...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896230/evaluation-of-symptoms-and-prevention-of-cancer-in-menopause-the-value-of-vulvar-exam
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A R Palumbo, C Fasolino, G Santoro, V Gargano, M Rinaldi, B Arduino, M Belli, M Guida
Vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA), is a chronic medical condition experienced by postmenopausal women, with prevalence estimated ranging from 10% to 50% [1]. VVA is characterized by a constellation of symptoms, that may affect daily activities, sexuality, relationships, and quality of life [3]. Early recognition and effective treatment of VVA may enhance sexual health and the quality of life of women and their partners. Some vulvar conditions such as lichen sclerosus are more prevalent in the postmenopausal years...
November 2016: Translational Medicine @ UniSa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831658/postmenopausal-vulvovaginal-atrophy-vva-is-positively-improved-by-topical-hyaluronic-acid-application-a-prospective-observational-study
#15
M Origoni, C Cimmino, G Carminati, E Iachini, C Stefani, S Girardelli, S Salvatore, M Candiani
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a topical vaginal preparation containing hyaluronic acid in controlling signs and symptoms correlated with postmenopausal vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective, observational study has been performed at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of the Vita Salute San Raffaele University of Milan, Italy. Forty-six (46) consecutive postmenopausal women complaining of genital discomfort due to postmenopausal estrogen lack have been enrolled...
October 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823751/female-sexual-dysfunction-fsd-prevalence-and-impact-on-quality-of-life-qol
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REVIEW
Prof Rossella E Nappi, Laura Cucinella, Silvia Martella, Margherita Rossi, Lara Tiranini, Ellis Martini
Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) and quality of life (QOL) are both multidimensional and have a bidirectional relationship across the reproductive life span and beyond. Methodological difficulties exist in estimating the real prevalence of FSD because it is hard to determine the level of distress associated with sexual symptoms in a large-scale survey. Approximately 40-50% of all women report at least one sexual symptom, and some conditions associated with hormonal changes at menopause, such as vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) and hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), have a significant impact on sexual function and QOL...
December 2016: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822125/clinical-update-on-the-use-of-ospemifene-in-the-treatment-of-severe-symptomatic-vulvar-and-vaginal-atrophy
#17
REVIEW
Santiago Palacios, María Jesús Cancelo
The physiological decrease in vaginal estrogens is accountable for the emergence of vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA) and its related symptoms such as vaginal dryness, dyspareunia, vaginal and/or vulvar irritation or itching, and dysuria. The repercussion of these symptoms on quality of life often makes it necessary to initiate treatment. Up until now, the treatments available included vaginal moisturizers and lubricants, local estrogens, and hormonal therapy. However, therapeutic options have now been increased with the approval of 60 mg ospemifene, the first nonhormonal oral treatment with an agonist effect on the vaginal epithelium and an endometrial and breast safety profile which makes it unique...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759476/tumor-associated-glycans-and-tregs-in-immunogenicity-of-an-autologous-cell-based-vaccine
#18
Behjatolah Monzavi-Karbassi, Fariba Jousheghany, Thomas Kieber-Emmons
Development of cancer vaccines targeting tumor-associated antigens (TAAs) is an alternative approach to chemotherapy with sustained anti-tumor effects. The success of active immunotherapy has been hampered by tumor-induced immune suppressors. Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are a population of immune suppressors with a proven role in regulating anti-tumor immune responses. Removing or subduing Tregs activity leads to more robust anti-tumor immune responses. Here, we used a cell-based vaccination strategy in the 4T1 murine mammary model to examine whether bulk removal of certain TAAs, using their glycan profile, can affect the immunogenicity of the vaccine...
October 19, 2016: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692842/tx-004hr-improves-sexual-function-as-measured-by-the-female-sexual-function-index-in-postmenopausal-women-with-vulvar-and-vaginal-atrophy-the-rejoice-trial
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Sheryl A Kingsberg, Leonard Derogatis, James A Simon, Ginger D Constantine, Shelli Graham, Brian Bernick, Gina Gasper, Sebastian Mirkin
INTRODUCTION: TX-004HR is an investigational, applicator-free, vaginal soft gel capsule containing low-dose solubilized 17β-estradiol. The phase 3, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, multicenter REJOICE trial has shown TX-004HR to be safe and effective for the treatment of moderate to severe dyspareunia in postmenopausal women with vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA). AIM: To evaluate the effect of TX-004HR on female sexual dysfunction in postmenopausal women with VVA...
December 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670789/postnatal-morphological-and-lectin-histochemical-observation-of-the-submucosal-glands-of-rat-nasopharynx
#20
Zaki Hakami, Satoshi Wakisaka
The development of submucosal glands of rat nasopharynx was studied with respect to their morphological maturation and glycoprotein alterations during the postnatal period. This study examined the histological morphology with hematoxylin-eosin and the binding pattern of lectins, soybean agglutinin (SBA), Dolichos biflorus agglutinin (DBA), Vicia villosa agglutinin (VVA), Ulex europaeus agglutinin-I (UEA-I), peanut agglutinin (PNA), wheat germ agglutinin (WGA), and succinylated WGA (sucWGA) on frozen sections from newborn into adulthood...
September 2016: Acta Histochemica
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